Teens

Dreamcatcher House

Oakland DreamCatcher Homeless Shelter For Teenagers Slated To Close As Landlord Seeks To Sell Property

The only place in Alameda County where homeless teenagers can find a bed to sleep at night is on the verge of closing if something doesn’t change fast.

08/08/2014

Image from a compilation video of 'fire challenges' shows a teenage girl after flammable fluid on her body was ignited. The fire was was quickly put out.  (Abdul/World Star Hip Hop)

Dangerous ‘Fire Challenge’ Game Trends Among Teens On Social Media; South Bay Fire Officials Issue Warning

Santa Clara County health officials Friday warned of the dangers of a national trend called “The Fire Challenge” where teens voluntarily light themselves on fire and post videos of it on Facebook and other social media.

08/08/2014

A teenager is plucked from a cliff in an image provided by the CHP.

CHP Helicopter Rescues Teenagers Clinging To Marin County Cliff Above Rodeo Beach

A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a San Francisco Bay Area cliff in a dramatic rescue captured on video.

07/29/2014

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Adding A Teen Driver To Your Insurance Leads To 79% Higher Cost

Adding a teenage driver to a married couple’s car insurance policy leads to a 79% higher average annual premium

07/17/2014

(CBS)

What Are The Safest Cars For Teen Drivers?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety published their list, recommending parents choose bigger cars with safety features like electronic stability control.

07/16/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Arrest Second Suspect In Home Invasion Robbery And Sexual Assault

The two teen suspects are accused of a home invasion robbery and sexually assaulting an 85-year-old woman early Tuesday morning.

07/04/2014

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Teens Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Elderly San Jose Resident During Home Invasion

Two teenage suspects are accused of breaking into a home in East San Jose early Tuesday morning and sexually assaulting one of the elderly residents.

07/01/2014

William Varner trains in Muay Thai with his coach Ivan Ramos in San Leandro. (CBS SF)

Fremont High School Valedictorian Overcomes Violence, Poverty With Help Of Muay Thai

Despite challenges at home, William Varner finished at the top of his academy at Fremont High in Oakland with the help of martial arts.

06/26/2014

(CBS)

Students Rising Above Sometimes Forced To Overcome PTSD

Living around violence in the inner city is making children sick. Kids living in high crime areas have a higher rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than soldiers because they are living in “virtual combat zones”, according to Dr. Howard Spivak of the Centers for Disease Control.

06/26/2014

Joseph Andrew Martin, a teacher at Woodside Elementary School in Concord, is accused of sexually abusing 11 current and former students. (CBS)

Teens Testify In Martinez Court Against Former Concord Teacher On Trial For Molestation

Two 14-year-old boys testified in a Martinez courtroom Tuesday that their former teacher at Concord’s Woodside Elementary School put his hand down their shirts and fondled them during class and after-school hangouts.

06/24/2014

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